VOTE NOW FOR YOUR FAVE SWIM SPOT

You nominated where your favourite local swim spots were and now we have the top seven from around the Horizons region... It's voting time! Based on your votes,...

Ruapehu’s historic shelter to be removed

DOC Tongariro District Operations Manager Bhrent Guy says Dome Shelter is hard to find in a blizzard and "even on a good weather day in winter" the top hatch...

Whanganui cafe’s Caramilk cheesecake goes viral

Limited edition chocolate is one thing but putting it in a cheesecake has led to a cafe in Whanganui becoming an internet sensation. When Kimberley Sills at MudDucks...

Desert road bridge repairs start February 16th EXPECT DELAYS

There’s a big job ahead this summer on SH1-Desert Road and it will impact on travel times. Work starts February 16th on repairing the Waihohonu Stream Bridge which...

Unlawful swimmers take a dip in Wairakei’s private hot pools

Swimmers sneaking into private thermal pools near Taupō could land themselves in hot water in more ways than one. The staff at Wairakei Terraces and Thermal Health...

Blanket-obsessed Taupo dog Anxiety Girl a hit on social media

Anxiety Girl is the German short-haired pointer owned by Taupō woman Jeannie Short who not only loves her loyal, awesome and incredibly serious pet, but accepts her...

It’s not Wanderlust… but it is Yoga!

A new yoga festival has been pulled together to fill the gap left by the cancelled Wanderlust event. LoveLake Festival 2018 will offer four days of yoga,...

Ruapehu tourism to be boosted by $25m mountain gondola by mid-2019

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts hopes to have a $25 million gondola ready to zoom people up the mountain in all weathers by the start of the 2019 ski...

Taupō rental market tight, but ex-Airbnb homes joining market might offer hope

Airbnb operators are leaving the short-stay market to give Taupō rental-seekers some relief. However, the supply of empty rental homes in Taupo are still very few. Most Taupō...

Bright screen lights up Taupo neighbourhood

The rules permitting a huge advertising sign has Taupō residents worried the town may "end up like Las Vegas". The 42-square-metre LED screen sits atop a commercial building (just across the...